In her practice, Dr. Ellen Bautista emphasizes personalized care and preventive medicine. She believes that physicians are there to guide patients to make responsible choices for themselves.
"Proper patient education is necessary for good patient care," she says. "My most important role is to educate and guide my patients in helping them take charge of their health."
In her native country, the Philippines, Dr. Bautista earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and completed an internship at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. She then completed an internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
Dr. Bautista enjoys painting, traveling, and watching movies and plays.
Medical degree: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines